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Overview
Completing this Case Study Assignment will prepare you for the tasks and strategic management processes you will be expected to be able to do in your professional career. Using the textbook, appendices, or other publicly traded company examples, you will be able to identify problems and recommend solutions and plans to remedy the company’s strategic management problems.
Instructions
To complete the case assignments for the class and modules use the following template as a guide for completion:
The first portion of the case response is an executive summary, which is about one (1) page that explains the problem statement, alternative solutions, ideal solutions, and recommendations/timeline. It is the introduction for the case response. Do not retell the case. You can presume the reader has already done so and is completely familiar with the company. In this way you can be direct in your responses and find solutions to remedy matters related to what you are learning in Strategic management.
Problem statement is 1-2 sentences to explain in simple terms what the problem is.
The alternative solutions should each be able to solve the problem. Three to four (3-4) alternatives should be developed in order to build support for ways to solve the problem. This should be about two (2) pages.
Ideal solution is typically (½) to one (1) page depending on how much detail you used developing the alternative solutions.
Recommendations and timeline is approximately one (1) page that includes a detail synopsis of how the plan will be implemented to make the situation better. Bullet points, graph or other template can be used to visually depict the way this can be implemented. It is very important to be time specific in the timeline for implementation.
Requirements
The case response should be five (5) pages or more as needed double spaced in 12 “readable” font and you should source references and concepts learned in the class and/or modules to support your points. You may also use the SWOT framework for analysis for discussion but still develop an executive summary, problem statement, recommendations and timeline. Cases should be used from the text, appendices or other public traded companies in order to gather information necessary to complete the analysis using strategic analysis concepts.
You should also refer to the case analysis rubric below for detailed requirements.
Rubric
Case Study Rubric
Case Study Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome1. Recognition of Decision
6 pts
Outstanding
Problem (or opportunity) is accurately, clearly, and thoroughly described.
4 pts
Good
Problem (or opportunity) is identified but does not include elaboration.
2 pts
Unsatisfactory
Problem (or opportunity) is incorrectly identified.
0 pts
No evidence or no submission
Student does not submit assignment or there is no evidence of recognition of decision.
6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome2. Diagnosis and Analysis of Causes of Problems
6 pts
Outstanding
Three or more causes of problems are noted.
4 pts
Good
At least two causes of problems are noted.
2 pts
Unsatisfactory
Causes of problems are incorrectly noted.
0 pts
No evidence or no submission
Student does not submit assignment or there is no evidence of noting causes of problems.
6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome3. Development of Alternatives
6 pts
Outstanding
Three or more different, relevant alternatives are described, AND alternatives reflect an in-depth understanding of the situation.
4 pts
Good
At least two different relative alternatives are described, and/or alternatives reflect a basic understanding of the situation.
2 pts
Unsatisfactory
Only one relative alternative is described, and/or alternatives reflect no understanding of the situation.
0 pts
No evidence or no submission
Student does not submit assignment or there is no evidence of describing relevant alternatives as a basic understanding of the situation.
6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome4a. Comparison of Alternatives
(To enable 4b., Selection of desired alternative.)
6 pts
Outstanding
When comparing alternatives, all alternatives noted in Step 3 are fully compared while referring to all causes noted in Step 2.
4 pts
Good
When comparing alternatives, all alternatives noted in Step 3 are compared at a basic level while referring to two causes noted in Step 2.
2 pts
Unsatisfactory
When comparing alternatives, fails to address all alternatives noted in Step 3 and/or does not refer to causes in Step 2.
0 pts
No evidence or no submission
Student does not submit assignment or there is no evidence of comparison of alternatives.
6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome4b. Selection of Desired Alternatives
6 pts
Outstanding
The selection of best alternative is justified with detailed explanation.
4 pts
Good
The selection of best alternative is appropriately justified.
2 pts
Unsatisfactory
The selection of best alternative is not justified with appropriate information.
0 pts
No evidence or no submission
Student does not submit assignment or there is no selection of best alternative.
6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvaluation and Feedback
6 pts
Outstanding
The importance of a follow-up evaluation of the effectiveness of the selected alternative is emphasized.
4 pts
Good
The need for a follow-up evaluation of the effectiveness of the selected alternative is only inferred- not specifically stated.
2 pts
Unsatisfactory
The need for a follow-up evaluation of the effectiveness of the selected alternative is discouraged or downplayed.
0 pts
No evidence or no submission
Student does not submit assignment or does not mention need for evaluation of effectiveness of selected alternative.
6 pts
Total Points: 36

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